Need help paying for your graduate tuition? Saint Rose is here to help. In April, Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions will be posted on the Career Center’s page. There are about 100 positions campus wide. Possible placements include the Career Center, the Community Service Office, and the Office of Alumni Relations. Students can also work as a GA in an academic department, where the nature of the work is heavily dependent on the faculty or Dean’s needs. For example, a GA in Alumni Relations may help develop the alumni newsletter and plan events, whereas a GA in the English department may serve as a research assistant to English faculty members.
Throughout the assistantship, students get to know the inner workings of their department or office throughout the year, gaining work experience and learning new skills. One of the main benefits of working on campus is that supervisors understand students’ responsibilities, so they are usually flexible with scheduling your work hours. Graduate assistantships are also a key form of financial aid. Students who successfully complete their graduate assistantship are awarded a $3,200 tuition grant each semester.
Graduate Assistants will be required to work 150 hours throughout the semester. That adds up to about 10 hours a week.
Before applying for a graduate assistantship, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements:
- Be unconditionally admitted to a master’s degree program
- Be enrolled full-time (at least 9 graduate credits)
- Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
- Not be registered for full-time student teaching, internship, practicum, or field placement during the term of position
- Not have accepted other institutional aid or tuition benefit (i.e. Scholarships, PEF/CSEA discount, etc.)